Here are our Jazz and Pep Band schedules for 2015-16. Make sure to attend “Soup and Pie Night” on January 15th at 5:00 PM when North High takes on East High. For even more pie, and a lot of great Jazz, come by North Middle school “Pie Night” on March 17th.
I wanted to take a moment and invite you all to our Spring Jazz Concert this Monday (4/28) at Central Baptist Church on Outer Drive here in Sioux City. Both Jazz 1 and 2 will be performing and we will have guest artist Mike Hilson who is the guitar professor from University of South Dakota(We won’t hold that against him). The cost of the event is $5 and includes dessert/drink/JAZZ! The Jazz bands have had a great season with high marks at every festival in the area.
On Thursday (5/1) at 7PM the North Middle School will be holding their Spring concert featuring their 6-7-8th grade bands as well as some of their top ensembles from their solo/ensemble contest earlier this week.
On Friday (5/2) at 7PM the North High School will be holding their Spring concert featuring their Concert Band and Symphonic Winds as well as some of their top solo and ensembles from their solo/ensemble contest earlier this month. The concert will also have their end of the year awards ceremony. This should be a great end to what was such a great year.
Jolly Time popcorn fundraiser – If you are a popcorn lover please see one of the high school band and color guard members about purchasing a case of Jolly Time popcorn from them. Each case contains 24 packages and is selling for $15. This is significantly lower than you can purchase from the store and nearly 50% goes into the North High band account. Every little bit helps! Orders are due May 6th. Delivery will be May 12th.
Saturday, February 8th
Morningside Jazz Festival (Jazz 1 & 2)
10:30am – Rhythm sections will meet at NHS to load van and vehicles
11:30am – Jazz personnel meet at side Applebee’s for dinner and hang time
1:00pm – Arrive at Eppley Auditorium and unload.
1:15pm – North 2 warm – up in Room 100
1:45pm – North 2 perform – On Stage
North 1 warm – up in Room 100
3:00pm – North 1 Perform – On Stage
North 2 clinic in room 223
3:30pm – Talk and pack up – watch other bands
6:00pm – Awards
6:20pm – Load Van – Dinner
7:30pm – Evening Concert $5 for students.
Sunday, February 9th
NAACP (Jazz 1)
Location – TBA
Warm-up – TBA
Performance – 2pm
Tuesday, February 11th
Palace City Jazz Festival (Jazz 1)
7:55am – Rehearsal in band room
9:30am – Load bus and Van
10:00am – Depart for Mitchell, SD
12:00pm – Arrive at Mitchell Pizza Ranch – Don’t eat too much
1:00pm – Head to DWU for afternoon sessions
1:30pm – Master classes
3:30pm – set up and slow warm-up on your own.
4:00pm – Warm-up session in chapel
4:30pm – performance and clinic
5:00pm – clinic
5:30pm – Dinner in Mitchell
7:00pm – Performance concert at DWU –
9:00pm – Load and leave
11:30 – arrive at NHS
Students are responsible for getting their own instruments, music, mutes, etc. to Morningside and back to North High School. Do not leave instruments in your car overnight. Most evening events have a charged admission so I recommend having some money for the tickets. I highly encourage you to come and watch the events. These concerts will have some of the best jazz musicians in the upper Midwest performing. Please take full advantage. All friends and family are invited to our performances. Please come and support!
8th Morningside Festival
9th NAACP / Betty Strong
11th Palace City Jazz Clinic – Mitchell, SD
17th NWIA Jazz Festival – LeMars
4th Gehlen Jazz Clinic-Festival – LeMars
18th USD Jazz Festival – Vermillion
1st NMS Jazz Night
8th Iowa Jazz Championships – Des Moines
28th Spring Jazz Concert
The Iowa State Jazz Championships are next week and our band is geared up and ready to roll. If you have the ability to attend the event in Des Moines on April 18th it is well worth it. It’s a full day of Jazz music.
The link below has our band itineray and information for the event.
Band events are colliding with Basketball tournaments.
Since our North Stars boys basketball team is doing so well, they will be heading to Des Moines on Wednesday March 6th and so will our pep band.
Due to this event, our Winter Concert scheduled for Thursday, March 7th has been cancelled.
Also, If the North Boys win their game Wednesday, they will be guaranteed to play again on Friday and Saturday. This could possibly cause us to have to cancel out of the Bellevue Jazz Festival as half the Jazz I trumpet section is on the basketball team.
Below are the schedules and itineraries for upcoming events:
March 11th – MRAC Honor Band Schedule
Our Jazz Bands will be in Le Mars on Monday February 18th to take part in the District Jazz Festival. This is the event that determines if we get a spot at the state level competitions.
Make sure to head to Le Mars to see our bands lay down their Jazz set and show your support!
On Friday, February 8th our Jazz Bands will be on the campus of Morningside College to take part in their Jazz Festival. Come on out and watch our Jazz Bands kick it up a notch!